MEET THE HONOREES | Douglas Carney


Mr. Carney’s professional achievements include providing key leadership and strategic vision for completion of the Wharton School construction in San Francisco and Philadelphia.  Mr. Carney has specialized in developing and provided strategic leadership for highly effective cross functional teams in capital projects, facilities operations, and real estate environments in large institutional settings.

Mr. Carney has led efforts to systematize and developed innovative management plans for tracking major capital programs and construction management efforts for large, complex projects in the Educational, Healthcare and Corporate Markets and enjoys a record of exceeding stakeholder expectations through careful success planning and outstanding management in construction and facilities management.

Prior to joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Mr. Carney has managed the fiscal planning, operational, capital budgeting, and cost control efforts for over $900 million in new construction and for $8 million dollars annual operating budgets in, facilities and real estate management.  Mr. Carney has led the hospital due diligence acquisition team for site and facility assessment and multi-year capital planning for the Frankford Hospital Bucks County purchase while reinvented operations & maintenance systems with an innovative design for a staffing plan which improved effectiveness and internal/external customer satisfaction with hospital operations and facilities management.  Mr. Carney has led the preparation of initial JCAHO environment of care surveys and negotiated and managed more than $250 million of contracts, RFP’s, firm selections, contract development and contract administration.

Mr. Carney has practiced as an architect for over 36 years thus gaining extensive project experience with contract management, site analysis, master planning, feasibility & zoning studies, space needs & program development, code analysis and compliance studies, as well as project scheduling.


Doug is shown above working with ACE students from Team #9 at Drexel University.





Melissa Raffel
Author: Melissa Raffel